Personal Training

Our personal training staff continually expands their knowledge of fitness, health and nutrition, thus providing you with the current cutting edge recommendations to help accomplish your health and fitness goals.

Meet Our Trainers

Our trainers are educated and skilled in a wide array of concepts and techniques. To view each of our trainers credentials simply click on their name below.

Education:

  • Crossfit Level-1
  • Butte College A.A. in Dietetics & Food Safety
  • Training & Specialties:
  • Olympic Weightlifting
  • Strength & Endurance
  • Sports Specific Training
  • Diet/Nutrition
  • Weight Loss

Experience:

  • Individual Olympic Weightlifting Coach 2019 - Current
  • Baseball Coach - Chamberlin Baseball Academy 2010-2018

Personal History:

As a child I was drawn to sports and training. I’ve played at the recreational level all the way up to the collegiate level, and since have worked & learned from elite crossfit/olympic weightlifting coaches. I take the knowledge I have acquired from experience and academics to every session to better whomever no matter the level of fitness or age. My goal for every session is that my client walks away knowing they had a good workout and learned a thing or two either about themself or general fitness. I love this game of fitness and aspire to bring others to this revelation.

Favorite Quote:

“A rising tide only lifts the boats prepared to rise; it destroys the rest” - Greg Everett

Education:

  • Humboldt State University- B.A. Liberal Studies Elementary Education
  • Minor in History
  • Multiple subject Teaching Credential
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • CYSA “F” Licensed Certified Coach
  • NFSH Coaching compliance
  • CF - L1 Trainer
  • GTS Certified
  • TRX Certified
  • USAW L1

Training & Specialties:

  • Plyometric/agility
  • Sports endurance training

Experience:

  • Teen Cross Training
  • 10 years High School/Club Soccer Coach
  • 3 years Off the Wall Soccer Youth academy

Personal History:

I have been involved in sports and physical activity from the recreational to the collegiate level. I played three years of collegiate soccer at Humboldt State University. After graduating I started to coach and individually train soccer players. After moving to Chico in 2009 I took an assistant soccer coaching job with Tony Longueira. After working with Tony, he encouraged me to become certified as a personal trainer. I took his advice and now I have my AFFA personal training certification. I am also now the head coach of the Varsity Boys Soccer at Chico High. One of my strengths in training comes from my background in education. I feel like I have an understanding in how people learn and evaluate their fitness levels. I am quick to be able to modify my training sessions so that they are challenging to all levels and help people achieve their goals. My biggest success story would have to be on myself. After high school I broke my ankle and could not play college soccer my freshmen year. After ballooning to over 220 pounds I realized that if I wanted to play soccer again I would have to make a life change. After a year of researching and training I was able to get back to my playing weight and walked onto the University team becoming a starter halfway through my first season.

Favorite Quote:

“The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible” - Arthur C. Clarke

Education:

  • C.S.U., Chico - M.A. Education and Recreation Emphasis
  • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
  • CETI Cancer Exercise Specialist
  • Youth Fitness Specialty Certificate
  • APEX Certified Nutritional Counselor
  • NSPE Certified Pool/Spa Operator
  • STRONG Certified
  • BOSU® Master Trainer Level II
  • Certified BodyBar Master Trainer
  • Nordic Walking Instructor
  • KettleBell Concepts Certified Instructor
  • Certified Drums AliveTM Instructor
  • GRAVITYTM Personal & Group Trainer
  • GlidingTM Master Trainer
  • TRX® Suspension Trainer
  • One Day To Wellness Coach

Training & Specialties:

  • Balance & Stabilization for Seniors
  • Upper & Lower Body Resistance
  • Programming 4 Kids & Teens
  • Real Training for Winter Sports
  • Strength Training for Triathletes
  • Conditioning for Golf
  • Dynamic Balance
  • GRAVITY
  • BOSU®
  • Sport Specific Training
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Youth Fitness

Experience:

  • In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer
  • Youth Fitness Director
  • Ski Conditioning Instructor
  • Swim Team Dry Land Training
  • Personal Growth Instructor
  • BAM ‘Body & Mind Conference’ Director
  • BodyBar Systems Rep
  • PowerBar Team Elite
  • Cyclocross Race Organizer
  • Internationally Published Author
  • Chico Unified Jog-A-Thon Training
  • Y.M.C.A. Youth Leader
  • I.C.A.A. Visioning Board Member

Clients:

  • Alexa: Trained for Berkeley Tennis Team
  • Susan: Retired and made exercise her lifestyle
  • Jim: Ski specific program
  • Stephanie: Swim specific training
  • Tom: Golf specific training led to tournament wins

Favorite Quote:

“FUN, Education, Health, Knowledge, Technique and Understanding.”

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Education:

  • Butte College
  • AFAA Certified Instructor 1985
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer
  • IDEA/ACE Certified Instructor 1987
  • Certified Kickbox Instructor
  • Certified STRONG Pump Instructor
  • Certified Johnny G Spin Instructor
  • Schwinn Cycling Certified
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Certified APEX Fitness Professional
  • MOC Certified
  • Senior Specialist
  • Level 1 CrossFit Trainer

Training & Specialties:

  • Group Exercise & Group Training
  • Weight Management - Obese Population
  • Stretching Exercises for Flexibility and Prevention of Injuries
  • Rehabilitation

Experience:

  • Kangaroo Kourts, Yuba City 1982
  • Dansaerobics, Chico 1982/1983
  • Back-in-Shape - Physical Therapy
  • Kangaroo Kourts, Chico 1983 - 2001 Former Owner & General Manager
  • In Motion Fitness, 2001 - Present
  • General Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Group Cycling Coach

Clients:

Steve 1996: Weighed 575 pounds, insulin dependent, high blood pressure, and inactive

Steve now: Weighs 350 pounds (he’s 6’5”), takes a multi-vitamin and is very active.

Personal History:

Having personally experienced the frustration of maintaining a desired weight I have a passion for helping people reach and maintain their health and fitness goals.

Favorite Quote:

“Try again, fail again, fail better”

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Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business

Training & Specialties:

  • Behavior Changing
  • Motivational Strategizing
  • Weight Loss
  • Corrective Exercise

Experience:

  • Small Group Training
  • Circuit Training Classes
  • Senior Fitness Classes
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Functional Fitness
  • Foam Rolling Classes

Personal History:

I have been in sports my whole life starting at age 5. My sports history includes gymnastics, cross country, track (400 hurdle, 110 hurdle, shot put and disc) and basketball. When I was 12 years old, I started lifting weights and now compete in figure body building. I am also a yellow belt in SanSoo KungFu.

I have realized my true passion and love is fitness. I love helping others become the best versions of themselves and watch their miraculous transformations.

As someone who has struggled and overcome many obstacles, I look forward to sharing my knowledge of nutrition and exercise physiology with my clients.

Favorite Quote:

“Smile and wave while proving them wrong” - Shawn Rhoden

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Education:

  • CSU, Chico Graduate Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (2000)
  • A.C.E. Certified Personal Trainer
  • Powerhouse Pilates - Level 1
  • Mat 1 & Reformer 1

Training & Specialties:

  • Senior Populations
  • Group Fitness
  • Turning Fitness Into a Lifestyle

Experience:

  • In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer
    (1998-present)
  • FitCore Pilates - Prenatal & Postnatal
  • Cardiac Rehab Program
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Women With Weights
  • High Intensity Training
  • Club Sport Fremont & Pleasanton Personal Trainer
    (2000 -2001)
  • Team Training

Clients:

  • Andy: Strengthened lower back after going through surgery. Lost 30+ pounds!
  • Katrina: Trained her for her first triathlon, June 2001 at the Danskin Triathlon. GO KATRINA!
  • Beth: Helped regulate her blood glucose level for diabetes through diet and exercise.

Favorite Quote:

“I have helped countless new members learn to put exercise into their daily routine. There is something out there for everyone, and it is never too late to start.”

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Education:

  • A.F.A.A. Certified Personal Trainer
  • Level 1 CrossFit Certified
  • Doctor of Education, University of the Pacific
  • M.A. Elementary Health C.S.U., Chico
  • Elementary, Secondary, Community College Credentials
  • B.A. C.S.U., Chico

Training & Specialties:

  • MOC Training
  • CrossFit Training
  • Education and Learning
  • Group and Synergy Training
  • Special Needs Clients
  • Young Athletes
  • Bosu Workouts

Experience:

  • Taught for 30 years in grades 4-College
  • MOC Training
  • CrossFit Training
  • Body and Mind (BAM) Participant

Personal History:

  • Father of 2 Boys
  • IMF Member since 1992
  • High School Football and Wrestling

Favorite Quote:

“Make each day count... Exercise so you can enjoy those days with more quality.”

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology- Movement Studies.
  • Minor in Sport Performance
  • Minor in Entrepreneurship.

Training & Specialties:

  • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer
  • Weight training
  • Sport specific training and conditioning (Lacrosse)

Experience:

I have been studying weight training for the last four years, as well as personally practicing different types of weight training and fitness. I also have coached girl’s lacrosse ages ranging from 12 to the high school level.

Personal History:

I grew up playing soccer and lacrosse and played for the Chico State Women’s Lacrosse team for the last four years. Once I entered college, I found that I have passion for health and exercise, specifically weight training, and realized I wanted to pursue this passion. Helping people has always been at the forefront of what I want within a career and I love that personal training combines my passion for exercise with my desire to help people.

Favorite Quote:

“The two things in life you have total control over are your attitude and your effort.” - Billy Cox

Education:

  • PiYO instructor
  • Certified International Fitness Association Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

Training & Specialties:

  • Dancing (30 years of experience)
  • Ballet Teacher
  • Hip Hop Dance Teacher

Personal History:

I have lived in Chico for the past ten years, and have always been passionate about movement. I have been teaching for 19 years now. My first love was dance, beginning at the age of four. As soon as I could I began teaching ballet, jazz and hip-hop. As I grew older, my intense affection for fitness spilled into the fitness industry where my heart now resides. I am excited to utilize and expand my skills here at In Motion Fitness! Along this voyage, I plan to share my energy and motivation with each and every one of you while working towards a lifestyle that brings joy to your soul! I have stayed true to my dance roots, and specialize in mobility and functional training along with balance and flexibility. I love the benefits of this training style as it can help keep you moving and feeling as young as you are in your heart!

“The meaning of life is to find your gift, and the purpose of life is to give it away!”

Favorite Quote:

“Try again, fail again, fail better”

Education:

  • American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree (CSU, Chico) - Kinesiology (December 2013)
  • American Heart Association - Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

Training & Specialties:

  • Adult Fitness
  • Lifestyle Modification

Experience:

  • Sierra Injury & Sports Rehab - Physical Therapy Technician
  • California State University, Chico - Personal Training Class

Personal History:

My parents always joke and say that ever since I started walking, I never stopped. I have always loved moving and being active; a lifestyle of fitness is a passion of mine. Throughout the years I have found myself fulfilling this passion through baseball, snowboarding, softball, ultimate frisbee, resistance training, walking, running, bicycling, hiking, backpacking, and other activities as well. This passion of mine has led me to another passion: helping others live a lifestyle of fitness!

Favorite Quote:

“Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.” - Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Dr. Oz)

Education:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • CSU, Chico BA in Philosophy

Training & Specialties:

  • Strength Training
  • Body Weight Exercise
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutrition

Experience:

  • Martial Arts
  • In Motion Fitness Personal Trainer

Personal History:

I am a Chico local with a desire to help those in my community. Before becoming a NASM certified personal trainer, I studied Philosophy at CSU, Chico, worked in fields as diverse as web design to agriculture, and traveled the word. In all my life experience, I have found fitness to be the most beneficial priority a person can have to increase their overall quality of life.

The ancient Greeks upheld the virtue of physical fitness as a key component to a good life and modern science confirms the ancient wisdom with studies showing a myriad of benefits. I have experienced these benefits personally. I struggled with depression, anxiety, weight gain, and was pre-diabetic. Through resistance training, running, and nutritional planning I was able to restore my sound body and sound mind. In doing so, I found a passion for helping others reach their goals. No matter what your current fitness level, I want to help guide you on your path to success.

Favorite Quote:

“Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tone the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Education:

  • CrossFit Level One
  • Level One USAW Sports Performance Coach
  • Firefighter One S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire
  • American Health Care Academy; Adult, Child, Infant CPR and AED Training (BLS)

Training & Specialties:

I apply behavioral, motivational, and exercise strategies to healthy individuals and those with medically controlled diseases to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I dedicate myself to each session, so I can tailor the needs of my clients as well as educating them to achieve optimal results. My vast experience in the fitness industry allows me to take a holistic approach not only motivating clients and producing results but making the process enjoyable.

Experience:

  • Head Coach for CrossFit Chico (2 Years)
  • Owned and Operated CrossFit VCP (5 Years)
  • Head Strength Coach for CSU Men’s Rugby (5 Years)
  • Strength Coach for CSU Women’s Rugby (1 Year)

Personal History:

  • Competed in Youth Sports
  • Currently Compete in CrossFit (7 years)
  • Currently Compete in Olympic Weightlifting (5 Years)
  • Regularly Participate in Endurance events such as Spartan Races and Half Marathons

Favorite Quote:

“Exercise is King. Nutrition is Queen. Put them together and you’ve got a Kingdom.” –Jack LaLanne

Personal Training Classes

Come join our friendly community environment and receive a great workout at the same time.

Who says there’s no time to workout? This class is a full body workout in just 30 minutes! All levels are welcome with this “go at your own pace” style.

In this class we will cover how to learn/improve the general strength of our members through use of a barbell and other forms of resistance training. This is a USA Weightlifting certified club, so use of the Snatch/Clean & Jerk are prevalent during this class along with all other forms of squatting, pressing, and pulling. All supervised under the watchful eye of a USAW certified coach.

In this class we will increase the longevity in functional efficiency by creating an environment that focuses on functional movements performed at various intensities and time domains. Our aim is to improve metabolic conditioning, strength, and mobility by use of a barbell, gymnastics, kettle-bells, body weight, and numerous machines all under the watch of an experienced Coach. The intensity and class format are subject to change based on participants' needs and determined by the class Coach.

Interval training with a shot of InMoFit (30 minutes).

This class will help women build confidence in their form, improve general strength, and ease the nerves that come with starting resistance training. Exercises are, but not limited to squatting, pressing, pulling supplemented with use of barbells, dumbbells, kettle-bells, body-weight, and machines. The class will be instructed by women who hold a passion for lifting weights and have an extensive background to go with it.

Senior Options

It is our mission to provide a more enjoyable life for our seniors by expanding their awareness and involvement in health and fitness. Here at In Motion Fitness, we will help you identify your health and wellness goals and provide you with the opportunities necessary to help you live a healthier, more active lifestyle. We believe that you are never too old to exercise… bodies In Motion STAY In Motion!

Monday | Wednesday | Friday - 8:00am-1:00pm

Our senior wellness program is designed for everyone over the age of 60 including people with: Cardiopulmonary Disease (including heart attack, stroke, hypertension, COPD, etc); / Diabetes / Joint Replacements / First time exerciser intimidated by equipment or exercise in general / Seniors looking for extra motivation, accountability and assistance. After a consultation with our Exercise Physiologist, you will be eligible for the Fitness Floor Program located on the West Wing at In Motion that includes:

  • An individualized fitness program based on medical issues and personal goals
  • Workouts are in a group setting which is social but your workout is independent under ongoing supervision on the equipment located on the West Wing
  • Our educated staff will help you progress safely and effectively and will be available to help answer questions and provide assistance as necessary
  • Ongoing supervision provides accountability and motivation
  • Being a part of Senior Wellness provides a social outlet while being proactive in living a healthier lifestyle that incorporates more movement and exercise

Tuesday | Thursday - 10:15am-11:00am in the Personal Training Studio

If you have mastered the Senior Wellness Program and are ready for the next challenge, this personal training class may be for you! Your mind, body, balance and agility will be challenged in this fun interval training class. Take your fitness to the next level!

Our senior friendly classes are designed to offer you a variety of class options so you can find the right fit for your interests and physical ability. These classes are a great way to get moving, meet some new people, and workout with a group under the guidance of an instructor.

Check out our amazing pools and aqua classes:

The water is an amazing modality for exercise, offering resistance from the water without the pull of gravity. There are adult only designated water walking/swim times where you can exercise independently and there are a variety of fun aqua aerobics classes to choose from!

Classes in our beautiful Yoga Studio:

Yoga classes-choose from Gentle Yoga, Gentle Flow Plus Meditation, Chair Yoga and Tai Chi. Find the right fit to work on your balance, flexibility and full body movements.

Every body comes with different issues, needs and abilities. In Motion Fitness has a wide-range of strength and cardiovascular equipment for you to choose from so that you can find what works best for your body!

For cardiovascular exercise you can choose from our Nusteps, upright and recline bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, standing and seated Octane elliptical and more!

For strength training we have a lot options and you can choose from a few different lines of strength equipment.

Our Lifefitness equipment is the primary equipment used for Senior Wellness and is very user friendly with no adjustments outside of choosing your resistance.

Our new line of Matrix equipment is also a great circuit on the main fitness floor. It is user-friendly with simple adjustments and small weight increase increments.

Yo Fit

Our unique Yo Fit! Program offers kids the chance to work out alongside their parents. The program is designed for children ages 7-13 years old. Kids Weight Training and Fitness Cardio on Youth-Safe Equipment. Learn safe and proper exercise technique with specifically designed fitness programs.

Please contact Lori Pine at 530.343.5678 EXT 128.

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